Tutorial 204:

Share using Server

Tutorial 204: Lesson 2

Setting Up FileMaker Server with SSL

Setting Up FileMaker Server with SSL

One benefit of using FileMaker Server is the secured connection it provides between the server and users. When you install an SSL certificate (SSL = Secure Socket Layer) on the FileMaker Server, then the data your users send back and forth from the server is protected from hackers.

Even if you aren't familiar with how SSL works, you likely benefit from it every day... If you are on a web site and notice that the URL begins with https instead of just http, that website has an SSL certificate, and your interaction with it is protected.

In this lesson, you'll first see how to install the FileMaker Server software onto your server machine. In the final two videos, you'll learn more about the different types of SSL certificates available, and see how to select, purchase, and install an SSL certificate on your FileMaker server.

Why is this important?

  • Data attacks are becoming more common every day. When you share your app with your users, you'll want to protect that data with every reasonable measure available.

Video 1

Installing FileMaker Server

See the installation process, so you know which settings to check on your server during your own installation.

Watch Time: 3 minutes

In this video, you will:

  • Prepare for installation:Get license keys ready, and check some settings on the server (0:14)
  • Install FileMaker Server:Choose admin credentials as you go through the installation wizard

Video 2

SSL Certificate Overview

Learn about SSL certificates so you know which kind to purchase for your own server.

Watch Time: 3 minutes

In this video, you will:

  • What is SSL?: See how SSL protects your data in multiple ways
  • Certificate types:Learn the different types and levels you'll choose from when purchasing an SSL certificate

Video 3

Installing an SSL Certificate

See how to install the SSL certificate onto the FileMaker Server software, to secure your app.

Watch Time: 4 minutes

In this video, you will:

  • Generate a Certificate Signing Request: This document tells the certificate vendor about your server
  • Purchase an SSL certificate: Choose and purchase a certificate from a trusted vendor
  • Import the certificate: Bring the certificate into FileMaker Server, to complete the process

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